Today’s guest is William Boyles of Wyoming, Delaware. Bill returns for this interview because of the major role he plays in our quest for Alcoholics Anonymous history and the roots of the Christian Recovery Movement. More significantly, because of his role in supporting and participating deeply in our recent, week-long workshops in the State of Vermont.
Bill twice came to East Dorset, Vermont, years back to participate in my weekend A.A. history seminars at the Wilson House. He distributes free large quantities of our history books. He was a major sponsor of the Second Nationwide History Conference in Delaware. He left a prestigious job with a Delaware utility, formed a non-profit Christian Recovery program called Won Way Out, and also traveled from Delaware to Brentwood, (Southern) California, to be a speaker at our Christian Recovery conference there.
Bill is a devoted Christian, a long-recovered AA, and much involved in recovery outreach in his community, churches, and 12 Step meetings Not surprisingly, when Bill came up to Vermont to be a participant in the A.A. history workshops there, he brought a newcomer who probably enthused more over the many places visited than anyone else in our group.
Today, Bill will tell us about the workshops, the Vermont locations, the historical findings, and the challenges unearthed at St. Johnsbury and Norwich University. He will also discuss our meetings in Manchester and the trip in general.
Take it away, Bill